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Junior Achievement

TOMORROWS ARE MORE IMPORTANT THAN EVER

Today is uncertain. Tomorrow represents hopes and dreams
Junior Achievement helps prepare today's students for a bright future.

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JA of Northern California's volunteer-delivered, kindergarten-12th grade programs foster work-readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy skills, and use experiential learning to inspire students in our community to dream big and reach their potential.

 

Why Junior Achievement?

JA helps students realize that the education they are getting today will help them to have a bright future tomorrow. JA's unique, volunteer delivered programs, show them all of the possibilities that lay before them. They realize they can choose different paths; College? A specific trade? Start their own business? Through your participation as an organization or as an individual, these statistics below can begin to change in your community:

  • 20% of U.S. students will not complete high school on time and earn a diploma.
  • 49% of U.S. employers recognize that talent shortages impact their ability to serve clients and customers.
  • 36% of Americans say that they have at some point in their lives felt their financial situation was out of control.
  • 91% of millennials wish they had greater access to entrepreneurial education programs.
Why Junior Achievement?

Which Way To JA?

Corporate Donor

Your corporation can support the growing need for youth development in Northern California by helping today's students with the critical skills and the character necessary to succeed in your 21st century workplace.

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Individual Donor

Not affiliated with a corporation partnered with JA? You can make a donation directly to JA of Northern California!

CORPORATE VOLUNTEER

By volunteering for JA through your organization, you can be in the classroom during work hours and you can share your experience and inspire young people to pursue their dreams.

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INDIVIDUAL VOLUNTEER

Not affiliated with a corporation partnered with JA? You can volunteer in your community directly with JA of Northern California!

EDUCATOR

Quality volunteers from the community come into your classroom to deliver proven, hands-on programming that inspires students to understand the opportunities provided by education.

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LEARN MORE ABOUT JA PROGRAMS

Not an Educator? Find out how you can get JA programs into your Northern California school!
 

90,077
STUDENTS reached LOCALLY
2018-2019
2,871
CLASSES LOCALLY
2018-2019
3,300
VOLUNTEERS LOCALLY
2018-2019
400
SCHOOLS reached LOCALLY
2018-2019

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  • "What I love most about JA is having the opportunity to influence young minds and future generations."

    Junior Achievement Volunteer
  • "Junior Achievement reinforced concepts for me to remember later in life."

    Junior Achievement Student
  • "JA Tech & Innovation Day allowed me to learn new techniques to create new ideas."

    Sequoia High School Student
  • "What I learned and gathered from my JA experience can be boiled down to confidence in myself and my ideas."

    Junior Achievement Alumni

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